Marin SMART Train Project


During a 5-week residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, I created a time-based, interactive Jell-O sculpture. I used the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Project--a currently proposed public transportation system--as inspiration for the sculpture. Each of the five proposed train stations in Marin was an individual Jell-O structure, displayed along a model train line. I invited local urban planners and designers to collaborate on how they imagine the development of a city or town center. I also asked visitors to contribute their own buildings.

This sculptural work-in-progress was not an argument for any particular urban form, but ideally inspired conversations around urban development. The fleeting material also visualized how our urban environments are alive and changing.

© 2020 by Liz Hickok

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Marin SMART Train

Mixed Media Sculpture During the Headlands Open House viewers were invited to add their own buildings and imagine how Marin would change with the new SMART train. Headlands Project Space Residency, Sausalito, CA